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Posted: Oct. 20, 2003 5:55 am/pm Quote

Food Poisoning Claim At Polynesian Resort

Florida inspectors investigate the Korland family claims that they got food poisoining at the Polynesian Resort.


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A family of seven claims it contracted food poisoning after eating at the Polynesian Resort. [...] Howard Korland and his family were staying at the hotel and ate dinner at the luau Wednesday. The three adults and four children became ill a few hours later. All of them ate the Hawaiian chicken.

The family went to the emergency room at Celebration Health, and doctors said the family had food poisoning.

"We came here to the world's greatest amusement park and get food poisoning. We can't even move, let alone think about riding a ride," Korland said.

A Disney representative said an investigation is under way. The representative said no one else at the luau Wednesday night complained about getting sick. Disney offered to extend the family's vacation and give it a discount, but the Korlands declined.

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Posted: Oct. 21, 2003 9:37 am/pm Quote

Since they prepare all the chicken together, wouldn't you think someone else would have been sick? I remember a few years ago some one said their family got sick at Kona and after further investigation it was some other cause earlier in the day but they just assumed that it was what ever the last meal was even though in some cases food poisoning can take a while to feel the affects.

I feel bad for the family but I would have atleast taken Disney up on the offer.

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Posted: Oct. 21, 2003 8:50 am/pm Quote

I'm with you, Tikiman!

Maybe the Korland family could call Disney up and tell them to extend my stay.....with a discount to booot!!! ;)

I do feel sorry for the family, though.  I know what it's like to have a "monkey wrench" thrown into your vacation!! (DD rolled out of bed and knocked her teeth out while staying at WL!! *uck*)

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Posted: Oct. 22, 2003 12:32 am/pm Quote

Quote (Tikiman @ Oct. 21, 2003 8:37 am/pm)
Since they prepare all the chicken together, wouldn't you think someone else would have been sick? I remember a few years ago some one said their family got sick at Kona and after further investigation it was some other cause earlier in the day but they just assumed that it was what ever the last meal was even though in some cases food poisoning can take a while to feel the affects.

Steve, that is very true. It can even be 24-48 hours before you start getting sick from food poisoning, from what I've read.

That does indeed make it difficult to pin down where the family got it from.
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Of course, if they were staying on-site for those 48 hours without eating anything other than at WDW, it is kind of a moot point as far as liability.

But if it was from the chicken at the Spirit of Aloha dinner show -- and I'm assuming no one else got sick from the chicken (at least nothing has been reported like that to the press), then perhaps that family had requested some kind of special dietary preparation for their chicken (isn't it served for the whole table, in a skillet?), or perhaps they had gotten seconds and that batch was bad (with no one else ordering seconds)... Hard to say.

Since they were hospitalized (at the hospital at Celebration, no less) I don't think there's any question that it was a real case of food poisoning, however. It's just, like you say, hard to determine where they got the bad food.


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Posted: Oct. 22, 2003 9:32 am/pm Quote

Karen,

That is good thinking. They should extend the trip of the next person who calls!!.



Rich,

I agree it was probably at Disney somewhere they got sick but with out any other cases coming out of the dinner show I would think the chances are slim that they got it from there so it is too bad the show has to get bad publicity because of speculation.

You are correct that it gets served on a tray to the group and not individual plates.

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Posted: Oct. 23, 2003 6:02 am/pm Quote

This of course begs the question, does a Hawaiian chicken "lei" eggs?  :tounge:  Just what does a Hawaiian chicken look like anyway?  Do they surf?  

Did this family happen to find a little tiki idol in the sand before this happened?  Sounds like a little Brady Bunch "taboo" to me.  
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Posted: Oct. 23, 2003 9:49 am/pm Quote

And that begs the question of any of you who've been served these two food items at a Polynesian Resort restaurant or luau:

Which came first, the Hawaiian chicken or the egg roll?
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Posted: Oct. 24, 2003 8:45 am/pm Quote

hahaha!

Rich: Me thinks you have too much time on your hands!!! ;)

karen :)


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Posted: Oct. 24, 2003 1:04 am/pm Quote

No, I don't -- but does having a Mickey Mouse watch on my wrist count?
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